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The Relative Reality Simulation Hypothesis describes a different way to create and run a "lightweight" computer simualtion of our world (or of worlds that could be very different from ours, of course).

The goal is to show that there are ways to simulate entire worlds without having to simulate every single molecule or particle, and that the techniques described to reduce the computational power required to run the software may indeed lead to a physical experience very similar to what we experience in our universe.

Some notes by the author:

  1. The RRSH is a way to describe a hypothetical software technology, and the author does not claim that we necessarely live in such a simulation (or any other kind of simulation).
  2. The RRSH in not science, as it doesn't provide any code that could be tested or any formulae that could lead to experiments that would allow to verify or falsify the idea.
  3. The RRSH is not pseudoscience either, as the author does not claim to prove anything here. This site is only providing ideas that may be freely discussed and that may inspire people.
  4. The RRSH is describing a "lightweight" simulation that may be much easier to realize than "brute force" simulations of all particles in the entire universe, but this does not mean that implementing the required software and/or hardware will be possible in the near future.

The author

The Relative Reality Simulation Hypothesis has been developed by Jos F. Kirps, a software developer, teacher, musician, and science addict from Luxembourg, Europe.

Jos is the creator of several software platforms and websites, including two of Luxembourg's most successful educational platforms (one of them is morzino.com), as well as the national Ministry of Education's elementary education platform. In 2007 he also created Galaxiki, an award-winning, editable virtual sci-fi galaxiki, as well as jamplifier.com, a platform for non-mainstream musicians.

Since 2008, Jos has been working on a core technology software called ONO joopita.com/​pro, this software includes a self-developed Content Management System (CMS), it is powering all of this online and intranet projects, and the RRSH website itself is also powered by this self-made software.

Jos has been developing the ideas behind the RRSH for about 30 years. The project initially simply started as "Relative Reality" in the 1990s, an effort to describe how quantum effects could affect large scale phenomena. The Simulation Hypothesis was only integrated in the 2000s, after it became clear that both ideas would fit together quite effortlessly.

History

By Jos F. Kirps, the author of the website:

I was interested in astronomy and cosmology as a kid already. That was in the 1980s, I grew up with Star Wars, and I always enjoyed watching Scifi movies.

I started working on own ideas in this domain when I was about 15 years old (late 1980s - early 1990s), although it was quite difficult to get started, there was no internet and I didn't know anyone who could actually help me out.

I developed the idea of Relative Reality in the mid 1990s, when I came to the conclusion that quantum mechanics (and especially Heisenberg's uncertainty principle) would allow for alternative pasts that would not only be equally plausible, but even equally real. I also came to the conclusion that there should be a positive cosmological constant, as the universe should be accelerating, which sounded like quite a stupid idea back then. This was proven to be true a few years later, in 1998, and my reasoning which originally led me to this idea is now part of the RRSH.

In June 2001, I first published my ideas of simultaneous, relative realities and equally valid futures and pasts in MENSA Luxembourg's PhenoMENSAL journal, under the title "Is There A Universal Reality?". The article was written in Luxembourgish language, I still have digital and printed copies, but I don't have permission to reprint or upload it right now (I'll have to check this with them, and then I'll still need to translate it).

After seeing The Matrix in 1999, and after reading about Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument (2003) www.simulation-​argument.com later on, I started to combine the ideas of Relative Reality and Simulated Universes in the late 2000s, which ultimately lead to the conclusion that both ideas combined could resolve a great number of currently known paradoxes.

I continued working on those ideas in the 2010s, and the combination of all of the stuff I mentioned here is now making up the fundamentals of the RRSH.

I finally decided to publish my ideas in 2020, the website's domain name has been registered in early March 2021, and most content was added during the first half of 2021. I hope I will be able to update the site from time to time.

Disclaimer

This is a personal / private website, which is not being backed up or endorsed by any other person, institution, company, or religious group.

The author would also like to emphasize that he is not a religious person, even if he may be discussing a possible meaning of life in some places of this website. The author was born catholic, but formally left chuch many years ago, he is not currently affiliated to any church or religious group, and he prefers to be called an agnostic.

The author believes that it may be highly probable that we live in a simulated world, although he also has to admit that it's hard to believe to be true at the same time.

The author also believes that it's possible that our life could make sense in some way, or that there could be something like a "goal" in life, although this may always remain pure speculation.

Contact & Feedback

You may contact the author by writing an e-mail to jos@kirps.com.

You may also want to check out other projects by Jos F. Kirps on his private website:

www.kirps.com

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